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Jurassic Park is reality! (Almost)...



Okay, not by a long shot.

But an endangered type of bovid -- the Asian banteng -- has just been
successfully cloned from frozen cells retrieved from a banteng that died
20 years ago.  Two apparently healthy calves were born last week.

See
<http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=570&ncid=753&e=10&u=/nm/200300408/sc_nm/science_banteng_dc>.
Or <www.google.com> search on "clone endangered cattle."

And, yes, I know my headline is out of line.  Sorry 'bout that.

---------Ralph W. Miller III
             ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu